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Wakefield Unveils New WWII Memorial

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Wakefield unveiled its new WWII Memorial.

Wakefield unveiled its new WWII Memorial.

WAKEFIELD (CBS) – It was a special day for World War II veterans and their families in Wakefield. The town unveiled its new World War II Memorial and Walk of Remembrance.

Over 2,500 names have been etched in granite and bronze. The names are of the men and women who served in World War II, and 72 of them who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Anthony Cerullo’s brother, Vincent was killed in France. He hopes this new memorial will serve as a message to the younger generation to never forget.

“Be like them,” says Vincent. “Freedom doesn’t come free.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz

Volunteers spent two years raising money so they could replace a wooden memorial presented to the town in 1944.

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